“The Lord is just in all His ways and holy in all His works. The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.”
Our One Minute Wisdom for Today, March 13, 2015:
One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked Him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?”
Jesus replied, “The first is this…The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength.
The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these…
When Jesus saw that the scribe answered with understanding, he said to him. “You are not far from the Kingdom of God.”
– From the Gospel of Mark 12: 28-34
* Who do we love?
* What do we love?
* Is that love bringing us closer Kingdom of God?
Saint for the day:
Saint Agnellus of Pisa, pray for us.
Have a lovely day,
OUR ONE MINUTE WISDOM FOR TODAY, March 12, 2015
Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute, and when the demon had gone out, the mute spoke and crowds were amazed.
Some of them said, “By the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons, he drives out demons.” Others, to test him, asked him for a sign from heaven.
But he knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste and house will fall against house. And if Satan is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that it is by Beelzebul that I drive out demons. If I, then, drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your own people drive them out? Therefore they will be your judges.
But if it is by the finger of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. When a strong man fully armed guards his palace, his possessions are safe. But when one stronger than he attacks and overcomes him, he takes away the armor on which he relied and distributes the spoils.
Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.”
– From the Gospel of Luke 11: 14-23
*Are we ready to drive him out?
*Are we fully guarded against the enemy?
*Can we stand the worst test in life if we are not anchored in Him?
Our Saint of the day:
St. Fina, pray for us.
You are blessed,
Our One Minute Wisdom for Today, March 11, 2015
Jesus said to His disciples: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.
Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law until all things have taken place.
Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of thee commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven.
But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
From the Gospel of Matthew 5: 17-19
*Do we know of any shortcuts to heaven?
*Why do we continue to break the commandments?
*Why do we invite or push others to break the commandments as well?
Saint of the Day:
Saint Constantine, pray for us.
God loves you,
Our One Minute Wisdom for today, March 06, 2015:
“Hear another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenants and went on a journey.
When vintage time drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to obtain his produce. But the tenants seized the servants and one they beat, another they killed, and a third they stoned.
Again he sent other servants, more numerous than the first ones, but they treated them in the same way.
Finally, he sent his son to them, thinking, ‘They will respect my son.’ But when the tenants saw the son, they said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and acquire his inheritance.’
They seized him, threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.”
Jesus in Matthew 21: 33-43
*What do we do when God blesses us with plenty or with abundance?
*Do we ever think of paying Him what is due come harvest time?
*What did we do when He sent us His Son?
St. Collette, pray for us.
Two of the most powerful words of Jesus…
but also the most difficult instruction to follow.
Let us help each other to be deserving of these words.
God loves you!